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October 12, 2018

At Alpha Prime, we not only provide the best workout clothes for women, but we also are avid advocates for women’s health issues. This month, we are focusing on an initiative that is especially close to our hearts. Breast Cancer Awareness month aims to highlight the importance of continued awareness and education especially when it comes to breast cancer prevention and screening.

 

Breast Cancer Prevention

Lifestyle factors can increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer. Drinking alcohol is linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. This risk increases with the amount of alcohol consumed. Being overweight after menopause can also increase the risk of breast cancer. Exercise can serve as a prevention measure for breast cancer. Physical activity, especially after menopause, can reduce breast cancer risk.

Genetic risk factors are important to be aware of. Women with a family history of breast, ovarian, melanoma, or pancreatic cancer are at a higher risk especially if there are family members who were diagnosed before the age of 50. It is important to discuss all risk factors with a healthcare physician as it may affect the method and frequency of screenings needed.

 

Screenings And Early Detection

Detecting breast cancer as early as possible significantly increases the chances of successfully managing and treating the disease. Attending annual breast cancer screenings is crucial for early detection. According to the American Cancer Society, women ages 44 to 54 should get an annual mammogram and women ages 40-44 should have the option to start annual screenings.

 

Support Lifesaving Research

Supporting cancer research is essential for promoting continued awareness and education. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides critical funding for research to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment metastasis, and survivorship.

Their mission is to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising cancer research. Since its inception, the foundation has raised over half a billion dollars to continue clinical research on breast cancer not only in the United States but as well as abroad.

 

Join The Fight With Alpha Prime  

At Alpha Prime, we pride ourselves in not only offering the best workout clothes for women but also for encouraging women to take care of their overall health and wellbeing. We want to join the fight for continued breast cancer awareness and education. Throughout the month of October, we are donating 10% of all proceeds from purchases of our leggings and sports bras, like the Athena Leggings, to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Don’t forget to also check out our limited edition rose pink “Never Give Up” line, only available during the month of October.


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